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We all know what the British weather is like. Unpredictable. Just the other weekend we had glorious sunshine and warmth for a whole weekend followed by extremely strong winds and the back end of a hurricane only a few days later. We also live not too far from the coast so we often get things worse than those inland. The weather wouldn’t be too much of a problem really but neither me or John drive. When we’re out and about with Erin, we really are exposed to the elements and we need to stay warm and dry, whatever the weather throws at us. Luckily, we have just been kitted out with coats from the brand new Peter Storm range at Millets.
I can safely say that in the past 5 or so years, my taste in clothes has changed a lot. I definitely look for practicality and comfort first before anything else. I had been saying to John only recently that I could do with a coat that’s somewhere between the hoodie I tend to wear in spring and the massive coat I wear in winter that makes me look like I should be in Alaska! Millets have a huge range of Peter Storm women’s jackets and I had a lot to choose from. As soon as I saw the Lakeside II 3 in 1 Jacket I knew it was the one for me.
This coat has a fantastic waterproof outer layer which is then attached to a removable fleece jacket underneath. I love that you can choose to wear both layers together for a super, warm and toasty coat or you can wear one or the other, depending on what you need. The outer coat has a roll away hood which I LOVE! It’s so important to have a hood on a coat but you don’t always need one so it’s good to have that option.
I love going out in my new coat, knowing that I can stay warm and dry and even cool down a bit if I need to.
John chose the Penine II Waterproof Jacket from the Peter Storm range of men’s jackets. Like my new coat, the Penine is waterproof and also has a water resistant finish. John often takes Erin out for walks or for a trip to the park and sometimes, they both come back soaked! Not any more though! The coat also has a roll away hood with drawstring to make sure you’re as protected as possible if it does rain.
The Penine is black and grey so the neutral colours mean that the coat really will look nice with anything. John can wear this coat on the way to work, on walks with Erin and on a trip to the supermarket.
Erin is nearly 2 and loves nothing more than running around in leaves at the park and jumping in puddles. She loves being outside and doesn’t care if there is glorious weather or torrential rain. Her Grandma bought her a Paw Patrol rain coat which is fantastic but it doesn’t keep Erin’s little legs warm and dry.
Peter Storm’s children’s coats start from age 3 so they were a bit too big for Erin but, they I did manage to find this amazing fleece lined waterproof suit. This had Erin written all over it! I ordered Erin’s in 18-24 months but it is pretty big on her still! However, Erin is still small for her age due to being premature. Her little legs don’t seem to have caught up with her torso yet. Erin doesn’t seem to care that the suit is too big for her though, we just roll bits up where needed and get out to play. Not only does this waterproof suit keep Erin dry but it also keeps her clothes nice and clean when she decides to roll around in the mud a bit.
We are so happy with our Peter Storm coats. The quality and designs mean that we can all go out feeling confident that we really are protected, warm and dry, no matter what the British weather throws at us.